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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Health and Ageing


Amends the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to: enable the minister to specify products that are taken not to be therapeutic goods; enable the secretary to remove products that are not therapeutic goods from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; clarify the secretary’s powers to approve product information for medicines accepted for registration in the register; and make amendments in relation to: compliance with advertising requirements; obtaining information and documents; use of restricted and prohibited representations in advertisements; conditions of registration or listing in the register; presentation of registered or listed goods; consent to the import, supply or export of goods; review of decisions; a package and its contents to constitute a kit; criminal offences and civil penalties for false or misleading statements in relation to variation requests; minimum notice period for cancellation of registration or listing in the register; secretary’s discretion to publish certain information on the department’s website; clarification of the merits review process; public notification and/or recall of registered or listed therapeutic goods, biologicals and medical devices; failure to comply with requirements to provide information; and specified information required for certain applications and requests.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 18/06/13  
Second reading debate 18/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 18/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/13  
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/13  
Second reading moved 19/06/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/06/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees